When you purchased a fixer upper, you knew it would need plenty of work, but you’re up to the challenge. After all, renovations allow you to put your stamp on the house. While you’re busy updating the property to be exactly as you envisioned, it can be easy to overlook one important improvement: window treatments!
Although curtains or blinds are available options, you really need to consider custom wood shutters because they are generally the best choice for design and functionality. Why? Keep reading to learn several reasons!
Shutters Can Be Adjusted Easily
Other window treatments certainly come customized and are adjustable, though they can be cumbersome to work with. The cords on blinds can become tangled or uneven, leading to unnecessary frustration when trying to operate. As another option, curtains can give you privacy when you draw them closed, but then, you sacrifice natural lighting and visibility. Shutters give you the control to choose how much light to let into the room without the headaches of strings or complex lifting systems. Adjusting shutters involves only tilting the louvers up and down!
Shutters Are Easy to Maintain
Have you ever tried cleaning blinds? It seems like it will be an easy chore, but you quickly find out that the task will take much longer than expected. It can be frustrating and difficult having to work around so many cords, moving up and down thin slats. Fortunately, shutters are much simpler! They do require occasional dusting, but it is easier to do because there are no cords to negotiate around. The louvers will stay in place and with quick wipe with a dust towel, or damp wash cloth, they are clean.
Shutters Provide a Classic Look
If you have particular home design style, you may be wondering whether shutters will work. No matter which style you choose, shutters can be designed to fit in with it. Over time, these window treatments never
really fall out of favor with designers and homeowners. Shutters are considered an improvement to real property and thus, truly add value to your home.
Shutters Do More Than Just Look Beautiful
Custom wood shutters are more than just a nice design element to look at in a room. Did you know that shutters
can provide an insulating barrier between your house and the outside world? The temperature-tolerant wood shutters prevent damaging ultraviolet rays and heat from entering the house, keeping the house cooler. During the winter months, the shutters block warmth from escaping. As a result, your energy bills could be lower, and you stay more comfortable!
Whatever improvements you make to the house, be sure to address the windows. Out of your available options, shutters have the most advantages: they look amazing, give you functionality and control over natural lighting, and have the durability and style to last for many years to come and they add value to your home.
About Southern Shutters
Southern Shutters has been serving homeowners in Austin and the surrounding communities since 1993. Our custom products are made here in the area, and they are composed of basswood, a stable material can be stained or painted to your specifications. In fact, we offer a transferrable lifetime guarantee on our shutters which can pass on to the next homeowners. If you would like a free in-home consultation, you can contact our team through our website or click here.